Here in San Diego, water is getting more and more expensive. I am
thinking about installing artificial grass with a few drought
resistant plants. Long term how durable is the artificial grass? Will
it always stay green?
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This past week I have been removing portions of my lawn and replacing
it with decorative rock and drought resistance plants (Las Vegas). The
water authority came out for a survey to remove the grass. They will
pay me $2.00 per square foot of turf removed.
I considered a portion of artificial grass for the dog area. I was
told that the heat; makes this material to hot for pets and they won't
use it. I kept one area of turf.
Builders can no longer install turf due to water restrictions and they
are now installing artificial turf.
I do see this material and it looks nice. You will need a weed blower
to keep it clean from falling leaves and other debris.
A local company has 7 collections and 26 styles of grass. You can read
about it here.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
PLEASE don't put in artificial grass!
Yes, the water situation is terrible here in So. Calif, and will get
But it's much better, aesthetically and environmentally, to install a
xeriscapic (water-saving) landscape. Here in Santa Monica, the
City actively encourages going down that road, and offers
advice and demos.
Check with your local government. I bet you will find advice
and assistance in designing a xeriscapic landscape that
you will be proud of -- and set a good example for the neighbors..
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